TAKE 2: Using Automations to Check a Box When Record Matches Conditions

Hello again all,

I believe there is another topic titled “Using Automations to Check a Box When Record Matches Conditions”. (I posted there but got no answer)

That thread seemed to have strayed a little off track. Because while “Update Record” IS a condition that ‘could’ be used, it’s only one option. And the steps seem to be different for each “Action Type” selected.

So, if someone could walk me through another one, like “When a Record is Created”, I would greatly appreciate it!

So, WITH A SCREENSHOT (please), can someone please explain how to use an automation to check a box? I’m putting true, false, one’s and zero’s everywhere and nothing is working!

As always, THANK YOU! :pray:


Hi DG,

you asked for a screenshot, so here it is :slight_smile:

This automation is ticking the checkbox on that field. Let me know why it doesn’t work for you!

PERFECT! Thank you! That is exactly what I thought it would look like.

Now why doesn’t mine look like that???

I mean, there aren’t that many moving parts!?! What am I missing here kind helper?


You are using TRUE, not true.

Same result!?!

Hey Airtable chat team, can anybody help me out here??? I can’t figure out why this isn’t working for me!

I’m 100% sure that it’s operator error! It’s just that the ‘operator’ can’t get this one to work. lol



Hey guys, I feel like I’m being shut out here!?!

Can ANYBODY help me figure this step out??? Please…



Your Record ID is wrong. You need to choose the record’s internal Airtable Record ID from step 1.

If you’re not sure what I mean, watch the animated GIFs on this page to see what to choose:

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Hey ScottWorld, NOW YOU are my most favorite helper in the WORLD!!!

(and for the record, it was the GIF’s that sealed the deal!)

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


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Hahaha, that’s why they call me ScottWorld! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: You’re welcome!

Yeah, it’s strange that this very important piece of information is hidden away within animated GIFs in Airtable’s support article.

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